Project:

Red Knot Staging and Migration Ecology (#47)
Short name: Niles
Short description: Stopover and migration ecology of Red Knots at Delaware Bay, NJ.
Description: The Red Knot (rufa subspecies) suffered remarkable declines in the last two decades. As part of a large international research and conservation effort, this study is investigating the staging ecology, migration timing and routes of Red Knots from critical sites across eastern North America including Delaware Bay - New Jersey, Mignan Archipelago - Quebec, James Bay - Ontario, Nelson River Estuary - Manitoba, and Southampton Island - Nunavut. Researchers are learning how long knots are using each of these critical areas and how fast they are moving between them. Southbound also migrants made important use of the Atlantic Coast in the United States including Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. These stopover sites are vitally important for birds preparing for their long distance south bound flight to northern Brazil and Argentina/Chile - Tierra del Fuego.

The animation available here - http://motus-wts.org/data/demo/redKnotDetections2014.html - shows a sample of relatively fast, <3 day duration, movements of Knots across the landscape.

Research Team: Environment Canada, New Jersey Fish and Wildlife, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

PI's
Dr. Paul Smith
Dr. Larry Niles
Dr. Amanda Dey
Project contact: Larry Niles
Researchers: Ariel Lenske
Jamie McLaren
Jennifer Uehling, Cornell University
Larry Niles
Pam Loring, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Paul Smith
Sjoerd Duijns
Stephanie Feigin, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ
Stephanie Koch
Yann Rochepault, Service canadien de la faune
Receivers: 4 (table)
Tags: 926 (table)
Species: 359 Red Knot
132 Ruddy Turnstone
50 Sanderling
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Creation date: 2014-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
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